Risk Assessment 101

Risk Assessment 101

Understanding the Basics of Machinery Risk Assessment

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Understanding Risk Assessment

Your boss wants you to get a risk assessment done, but you've never done one before. Where do you start?

Right here. 

In this 12-week course, you'll learn the basics of the risk assessment process. Understand how to identify hazards and assess the danger. Score the risks using modern risk assessment tools and then define the control measures.  Understand what the outcomes of the process should be and what to do next.

We teach a widely accepted method based on ISO 12100 and used in Australia, Canada, the European Union, and the USA.

Course topics include

  • What is risk?
  • Hazard identification and analysis
  • Probability of injury
  • Risk Scoring Tools
  • Risk Assessment Teams
  • Workflow
  • Documentation
Students get
  • direct email access to the instructor 
  • 30-minute private coaching sessions 
  • a fully functional risk assessment worksheet (.xlt)
  • access to a private Facebook discussion group for the course
  • web resources and a suggested reading list


Your satisfaction or your money back. Seriously.

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Student fees are CA$1,499.00 taxes included. For groups of more than 15 students, contact sales@complianceinsight.ca for group pricing.

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What others have been saying about this course:

Pengcheng Liu

Great course. Thanks!

Hi Doug, I have been following your blog for some time. When I saw the announcement for the RA101 course I was very excited and enrolled straightaway. Overall the course has exceeded my expectations. Thanks for your work in spreading the knowle...

Dave Leith

Refreshing my training

As a Compliance Professional being driven by corporate direction as regard Risk Assessments, I thought it was time to refresh my training, and see how others in the profession were doing it. I found that I enjoyed the course and the wealth of supp...

Daniel Gunderud

Great course. An in depth coverage of risk identification, evaluation and mitigation.

Doug Nix is a knowledgeable expert in and prolific promoter of machine safety, and also an excellent educator. The multiple-approach training method, with weekly live-lectures, relevant on-line study material, live discussion sessions, one-on-one ...

What's included?

14 Videos
4 Quizzes
2 Surveys
63 Texts
33 PDFs
Doug Nix
Doug Nix
Machinery Safety Specialist

About the instructor

Doug is the main instructor for machinery safety and regulatory compliance topics.

Specializing in industrial machinery, Doug has more than 30 years experience in risk assessment, control systems design, functional safety and standards development. Sharing what he has learned over his career has become a passion while providing training to technicians, technologists and engineers over the last 30 years.

Besides providing consulting services to clients, Doug also writes for the Machinery Safety 101 blog, http://machinerysafety101.com.

Doug co-owns Compliance inSight Consulting, and the Machinery Safety 101 blog with his partner and best friend, Kimberly Nix.